Educators' Toolkit Southern CA

Welcome

Southern California Educators!

 

We know you are keenly aware of the Homework Gap and the Opportunity Gap; cruel results of the Digital Divide between students who have Home Internet access and those who do not. These gaps impact low-income and rural area students, making it difficult to complete homework assignments and take advantage of other online opportunities.

As educators, you have the ability to provide information that is reliable, vendor neutral and useful to your students and their families.

Here’s How:


STEP ONE:


Open the Educators' Toolkit. It includes graphics and informational flyers to inform parents of reduced-cost Internet offers. Below is an explanation of everything in the Educators' Toolkit:


District Staff Resources

The District Staff Resources are for administrators or educators who would like to help parents and / or members of their school community learn about the reduced-cost Internet offers that are available and the benefits of having an Internet connection at home.

The Comparison Flyer provides in-depth details for staff on each of the reduced-cost Internet offers including the price, necessary qualifications, data caps etc. Click for more info. 

The Graphics Package includes a toolkit that has downloadable graphics for newsletters, school social media, website posts and banner. Download the Toolkit.

Consider setting up a workshop and/ or engaging with one of our trusted community organizations in your area and ordering a 6x3 banner.

Please click here for more information and to submit your order.  


K-12 Banner
Community College Banner

The California Emerging Technology Fund will sponsor the first 200 banners ordered!
• Each school can order up to 4 banners, in English or Spanish or both
• Each district is limited to 20 banners
• After your school or district have reached the maximum amount of banners, each banner costs $50

A Customized URL for your school district can help you publicize information on your website and social media platforms. For example visit: www.everyoneon.org/lausd to see a link that has been customized for Los Angeles Unified School District. Your district can have a page with its logo on it to help reassure parents that these offers are legitimate. 

Parent Resources

The Parents Resources provides information for parents about reduced-cost Internet offers and the benefits of having Internet at home. There is also a toll-free phone number that parents can call.

The Compare Offers Flyers provide information on eligibility and pricing. This flyer is for parents who are prepared to call the Internet companies directly. There is also a phone number for parents to call to get in touch with a trusted source for parents who may want help.
Download the Compare Flyer.

The Benefits Informant provides information on the available reduced-cost Internet benefits, pricing, and a toll-free number for parents to call to learn in-depth details from a trusted source.
Download Flyer With Internet Carrier Info.
Download Flyer Without Internet Carrier Info.

The Buyer's Guide has a complete listing of free or low-cost computers that are available through the program.
Click for more info.


STEP TWO:
Connect! Determine the best way to communicate with students and families in low-income communities. Families may qualify if their child is enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch program, if the parent is a beneficiary of SSI, Cal Fresh (food stamps), or has a household income under $40,000.


Connect with administrators in Adult Education, Parent and Community Relations, Instructional Technology, Information Technology, Nutritional Services, etc. who will join your team to help inform families.

STEP THREE:
Decide! Determine all the electronic and print-oriented ways to share this information with eligible families. Consider email, texts, or posting info on your website. Also look into printing flyers to hand out at Back-to-School Nights or any event where parents and students are present to receive information!

STEP FOUR:
Change! Helping students and their families gain Internet connectivity is a game-changer, and we are here to help you get your students and their families online.

If you’re interested in learning more about any of the topics listed above or additional help that CETF can provide at no cost, email us at: nadine.hugg@cetfund.org

               

We hope you’ll join us in closing the Digital Divide in California and empowering communities with Digital Equity!